The Expat Buddy
For Women Expat Partner
I’ve been an expat for more than 2 decades. When I arrived in Barcelona in 2017, I knew it was time to bring my experience to the service of expat women. A year of coaching and Expat’ResSources was born.
During my “career” I have experienced different kinds of relocation help and none of them ever really met my expectations: either too focused on home search, or irrelevant cultural program targeting my husband’s needs more than mine, I ended up frustrated that no one really addressed some of my issues at a time when I needed help: not necessarily during the first 3 months of the move, and not information about “where is the supermarket”.
My life abroad taught me that to survive in this unstable environment it is important to always balance 4 areas of my life: Self, Family, Work and Social. This is what I offer you: to create your own balance, where you need it and when you need it.
Life abroad helped me to improve and develop new skills. Adaptability and resilience are the two main ones. Similar to the fern, the most resilient plant on earth, I have always found a way to grow and expand… And the story goes on because the fern is an icon in my “other country” New Zealand.
I want to be the “silver fern” for expat women who like me feel the need to share and address issues which affect their balance. Let me be your guide!